experiments http://nhpr.org en New Research Indicates Just Thinking About Science Increases Moral Behavior http://nhpr.org/post/new-research-indicates-just-thinking-about-science-increases-moral-behavior <p>Science is supposed to be objective, value neutral, a noble pursuit of truth – whatever that may turn out to be. In recent years though, some science skeptics have sought to associate objectivity with amorality - and meanwhile, a few well-publicized academic frauds and political battles over funding have revealed that researchers are just as capable at deception as anyone else.&nbsp; Despite these setbacks, research at the University of California Santa Barbara reveals that people do indeed carry deep and p<em>ositive</em> associations with the scientific method. <strong>Piercarlo Valdesolo</strong> wrote <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=just-thinking-about-science-triggers-moral-behavior&amp;page=2" target="_blank">about the experiments</a> for Scientific American.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:01:22 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34491 at http://nhpr.org New Research Indicates Just Thinking About Science Increases Moral Behavior NASA To Test Effects Of Space Travel On Twin Astronauts http://nhpr.org/post/nasa-test-effects-space-travel-twin-astronauts <p>Astronauts &nbsp;Mark and Scott Kelly are the only siblings who have both traveled in space. The fact that they are identical twins makes them unique test subjects for a new scientific experiment being conducted by NASA to study the effects of long term space travel on the human body.</p><p><strong>Jacob Aron </strong>is a technology reporter for New Scientist and creator of the website, “Just a Theory.” He <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23999-astronaut-twins-could-reveal-genetics-of-space-health.html#.Uh-MAX8iySo">wrote about the Kelly brothers</a> “Twin Mission” in the latest issue of New Scientist magazine.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:14:23 +0000 Logan Shannon 34056 at http://nhpr.org NASA To Test Effects Of Space Travel On Twin Astronauts Manipulating Climate Change http://nhpr.org/post/manipulating-climate-change <p>Two Harvard professors are developing a proposal for a first-of-its-kind field experiment in geo-engineering.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:33:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9462 at http://nhpr.org Manipulating Climate Change